Thomas J. Leavey

Thomas J. Leavey, age 88 of Middletown, DE passed away on November 23rd, 2018.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Katherine (Lawless) and John Leavey. He served proudly in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Thomas went on to work as a supervisor at DuPont for 35 years until his retirement. Thomas was a parishioner of St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen B. (Kern) Leavey; his children and their spouses, Patricia and Paul Norvell, Jr. of Middletown, DE, Thomas J., Jr. and Denise Leavey of Middletown, DE, and Donald and Lorraine Leavey of Bend, Oregon; his grandchildren. Paul Norvell III, Don Leavey Jr., Joseph Norvell, Sean Leavey, Jennifer Norman, Tim Leavey, Kara Leavey, Tommy Leavey; and his great grandchildren,  Zack Norvell, Wyatt Norvell, Jocelyn Norvell, Ava Norvell, Joey Norvell, David Norman .

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at 1 P.M. at St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church, 901 E. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804, where friends and family may call from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. Burial will be held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church, 1013 E. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804. Online condolences may be made by visiting


Submitted by Sacramenta Landrum on
To the Leave family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Thomas. During Jesus Christ Ministry his friend Lazarus had fallen asleep in death Jesus Christ shedded tears minutes later even though Lazarus had been laid to rest in a tomb for 4 days Jesus Christ called to Lazarus to come out waking him up from the sleep of death John 11:11-44. This foreshadowed what Jesus Christ will do very soon for the loved ones we have lost in death they will hear Jesus Christ voice calling them to wake up from the sleep of death John 5:28,29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

Submitted by Patricia on
My wonderful dad, I will miss him so much.